Based in an eddy formed in the wake of the California Current, Cronos is a vessel that prospects the curious possibilities of Silicon Valley companies 110 km from San Francisco. With a capacity of six-hundred inhabitants, the container offers an alternative work platform for skilled foreign workers who are unable to attain visas to work for Silicon Valley companies. Research currently conducted by these companies suggest autonomous futures away from the city where Google’s Project Loon will provide internet connectivity from the stratosphere and Tesla’s Powerwall can provide the necessary energy storage to become self-sufficient.
At the very centre of the vessel is a hangar that offers an alternative to the $1.2 billion deal Google has agreed to lease out spaces within NASA’s Moffett Federal Airfield. Around the hangars are three arms with devoted functions: accommodation, leisure and work quarters. Each arm has an angular disposition, to which it is orientated and a specific time cycle, determining a pattern of rotation. Every day offers a new combination of cycles and spaces that aim to eliminate the repetition in any one person’s work-life pattern, thereby keeping inhabitants psychologically stimulated in such isolated environments and prolonging productivity as much as possible.
School of Architecture
MA Architecture, 2015
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While often being described as a 'Jekyll and Hyde' character during my time at the Royal College of Art, this is entirely reflected in my practice and writing under the pseudonym of 'Antonakis Babis'.
In combination with the observartion made by my colleagues as someone who should be diagnosed with ADHD, my practice and interests vary constantly as much as my concentration span will allow me between 'Anthony' and 'Antonakis'.
- BA Architectural Design, University of Edinburgh, 2011
- Freelance architectural assistant, Various, London, 2013–15; Architectural assistant, Pentagram, London, 2011–12; Architectural assistant, Zvi Hecker Architects, Berlin, 2010; Architectural assistant, Papa Architects, London, 2009–10; Architectural assistant, Oliver Chapman Architects, Edinburgh, 2009; Architectural assistant, NBBJ, London, 2008
- Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; RIAS Awards, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2011; Degree Show, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2011